Barcelona, Spain has so much to offer the tourist and the city is full of beautiful examples of Spanish art, architecture and culture. There is so much to do in Barcelona in fact that it can sometimes be overwhelming deciding what to see and do. Below a look at five attractions in the region which are highly recommended.
1. La Sagrada Familia - One of the first stops for most tourists, La Sagrada Familia, is a huge temple created by the country’s most famous architect, Antonio Gaudi. The construction hasn’t been completed as of yet, but the existing building is striking and is well worth a visit. This really is quite a dynamic attraction in terms of the work which has gone into it. Subject to construction work, you can often go in the lift to the top of the structure.
2. CosmoCaixa - Another popular destination for visitors to Barcelona is CosmoCaixa, the city’s museum of nature and science. A visit to CosmoCaixa, one of the finest museums in Europe, can be a remarkable experience, which includes a stroll through a rainforest, a show at the planetarium and interesting exhibits.
3. The Barcelona Aquarium –Located in Port Vell, the Barcelona Aquarium features an underwater tunnel, allowing you to see sharks and other aquatic animals from up close. This popular attraction is worth visiting, especially if you are travelling with children, who will love a trip to the Barcelona Aquarium. The aquarium is in a perfect location being situated within 5 minutes of the beach and also right on the marina. The IMAX theatre is next door and is also worth considering and great for the family.
4. Poble Espanyol de Montjuic - The Spanish Village or Poble Espanyol de Montjuic offers visitors a picture of architecture styles from around the country. There are craft shops here as well and a flamenco show that is held regularly at the Tablao de Carmen in the Spanish Village.
5. Museum FC Barcelona - Football aficionados will appreciate the Museum FC Barcelona at Camp Nou, a tour of which includes the players’ changing rooms, the dugout, the VIP lounge, the press-room, pictures and images of the players, as well as a chance to see the trophies FC Barcelona has won. Entry to the museum costs 8.50 Euros and reservations for a tour can be made online. Getting tickets for an FC Barcelona game is also worth considering if there is a game on during your stay.